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Crockpot Cookoff

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Parish Center

KNIGHTS:   Find your favorite  recipe and cook it up in a crock pot.  This year it doesn’t have to be chili.  The hope is that we’ll have a larger turnout.

LADIES:  Find your favorite dessert recipe and make up a batch.   Knights will be awarding certificates to votes.

Please allow enough quantity so that everyone in attendance can sample

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each category

Drop your entries off at the Parish Center before the Mass and then join us after the Mass

Bring your own beverages

Parish Center KNIGHTS:   Find your favorite  recipe and cook it up in a crock pot.  This year it doesn’t have to be chili.  The hope is that we’ll have a larger turnout. LADIES:  Find your favorite dessert recipe and make up a batch.   Knights will be awarding certificates to votes. Please allow enough quantity […]

9 Days for Life

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Knights: Pray to Protect Human Life!

January 21-29

9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.

Knights are encouraged to participate in this initiative of the bishops of the United States. By doing so, councils can gain credit for the Novena for Life program, a required Faith in Action program.

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The 9 Days for Life novena is available as daily formatted PDF files or as text-only files.  You can also access each day’s content as individual webpages.

Knights: Pray to Protect Human Life! January 21-29 9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Knights are encouraged to participate in this initiative of the bishops of the United States. […]

Holy Family

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Consecration to the Holy Family

Families today face many struggles, both through cultural pressure and through the personal struggles that accompany family life. Despite these struggles — and partly as a result of conquering them — families have great capacity for love and joy, a joy that is strengthened through the peace and truth found in Christ.

To assist families in living out this joy of Christ, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori has composed a prayer through which families may come together to consecrate themselves under the protection of the Holy Family. We invite every family of our parish to engage in the Consecration to the Holy Family.

O Lord Jesus, you lived in the home of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth. There you grew in age, wisdom and grace as you prepared to fulfill your mission as our Redeemer. We entrust our family to you.

 

O Blessed Mary, you are the Mother of our Savior. At Nazareth you cared for Jesus and nurtured him in the peace and joy of your home. We entrust our family to you.

 

O Saint Joseph, you provided a secure and loving home for Jesus and Mary, and gave us a model of fatherhood while showing us the dignity of work. We entrust our family to you.

 

Holy Family, we consecrate ourselves and our family to you. May we be completely united in a love that is lasting, faithful and open to the gift of new life. Help us to grow in virtue, to forgive one another from our hearts, and to live in peace all our days. Keep us strong in faith, persevering in prayer, diligent in our work, and generous toward those in need. May our home, O Holy Family, truly become a domestic church where we reflect your example in our daily life. Amen. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!

Consecration to the Holy Family Families today face many struggles, both through cultural pressure and through the personal struggles that accompany family life. Despite these struggles — and partly as a result of conquering them — families have great capacity for love and joy, a joy that is strengthened through the peace and truth found […]

Merry Christmas 2019

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As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on the memorable moments from the year. The Knights provided Honor Guards on several occasions including Corpus Christi Sunday, confirmation and funerals. The highlight of the year was the successful completion of the Sixth Annual Knights Challenge 5k Run / Walk / Kids Dash which benefited Hanover Township Food Pantry. Together with our sponsors, St. John’s Parish, the local community and the Ladies Auxiliary, we were able to help “Feed His Sheep” with the proceeds from that event.

Our Knights and Ladies have plenty to be proud about, as our accomplishments were recognized this year once again. Mary’s Millennium Council & Ladies Auxiliary were recognized by Hanover Township. At the 121st Illinois State Convention of the Knights of Columbus, Lady of the Year for the State of Illinois was awarded to our very own Monica ONeil.

The Ladies Scrapbook received first place award and the Knights scrapbook was also awarded first place in their respective categories. These scrapbooks tell the story of our accomplishments and preserve those memories for future members’ inspiration to continue in our footsteps carrying out the vision of our founder, Father Michael McGivney.

Behind those awards were many hours of service. The Knights and Ladies served at many parish events including the annual St. Joseph’s Table, Lenten Suppers, several receptions, as well as their own pancake breakfast and bake sales. Our organizations provided financial support for vocations, parish ministries, and community programs. Most importantly, we were united in prayer and service to God throughout the year including holy hours of prayer, corporate masses, and memorial services for our deceased members. We will provide a more detailed report in upcoming weeks after data is gathered.

We wish you a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support during 2019.

As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on the memorable moments from the year. The Knights provided Honor Guards on several occasions including Corpus Christi Sunday, confirmation and funerals. The highlight of the year was the successful completion of the Sixth Annual Knights Challenge 5k Run / Walk / Kids Dash which benefited Hanover […]

Happy Thanksgiving

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As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back at what all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts. In particular we remember our fallen Knights and recognize their contributions and those of their wives.

We all have much to be thankful for. This weekend we kick off a tradition here at St. John’s – the Annual Giving Tree. To participate in this drive, select one or more red/blue age tags from the tree, purchase an appropriate gift ($10 – $15 value) and return it to church by December 16. Some tags will not have an age – you fill in the age after you purchase the gift.

The gifts should be UNWRAPPED and placed in a gift bag. The Knights and Ladies, in conjunction with our church and community partner organizations, will distribute the gifts to needy children and seniors in our community through the help of Hanover Township. Mary’s Millennium Council #12801, with your help, donated more than 2,000 gifts last Christmas.

St. John’s is a warm and giving parish community. Thank you all for your ongoing support of our various programs. May you have a Holy and Happy Thanksgiving Day. December 3rd is #GivingTuesday – we are sponsoring a ”Coats for Kids Drive” online at https://donate/kofccharities.org/kofc12801

 

Here is Our Thanksgiving Prayer:

O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;

When I have work, help me to remember the job-less;

When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all;

When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer;

When I have my faith and trust in God,

help me to remember those who have put God aside in their lives.

When I am surrounded by my family and friends, help me to remember those

who are alone in the world and have no one to turn to.

Let us be aware that all gifts come from you my God, and may

we serve Your heavenly will in everything we do.

Amen

May You Have A Holy And Happy Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, we look back at what all the members have done to help so many in our community with prayers, service hours, and gifts. In particular we remember our fallen Knights and recognize their contributions and those of their wives. We all have much to be thankful for. This weekend we kick off […]